Bash – Pipes in a Git alias


I work on feature branches that have annoying big names, so I often end up grepping my current branch name when I need to push up to the feature branch from my local feature branch, like so:

git branch | grep '*' | sed 's/* //' | xargs git push origin

This works fine. I want to make this an alias, so I did this in ~/.gitconfig:

   pushcur = branch | grep '*' | sed 's/* //' | xargs git push origin

Now, when I run git pushcur, I get the following error:

usage: git branch [options] [-r | -a] [--merged | --no-merged]

Leading me to believe that the alias is not properly parsing the pipes. Is there something else I should do to achieve the desired alias?

Best Solution

I don't think you can, but you can prefix it with an ! to treat the command as a new shell command

    pushcur = ! git branch | grep '*' …